llp’s #CBR IV Review 20: The Game of Thrones, Vol. 1 by George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson
I think the graphic novel version of this series is… unnecessary, really.
I was a little slow to jump on the bandwagon and read A Game of Thrones (1999) by George R.R. Martin. I’m not a big reader of epic fantasy novels, and even after I heard good things about it, I was wary of devoting so much time to such a long series.
But I got into the characters and story almost as soon as I started reading. I am now halfway through the first season on HBO, and I have the second book waiting on my kindle. Once I get a little more free time, I’ll definitely work my way through the rest of the series.
Martin has created a very intricate and complex world filled with power-hungry leaders and feuding lords somewhat reminiscent of European history. But there are also small glimmers of dragons, magic, and zombie-like creatures scattered throughout that, surprisingly, do not affect the reality of the characters’ lives.
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